December 9 – 13, 2018

Hotel Royal, Torrensville

(Early bird price finishes)

THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCK KNOCKS (SHKK) 5-evenings stand-up comedy course runs from Sunday to Thursday, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, from December 9 to 13, 2018. You’ll get the SHKK comedy manual, video of your graduating performance, and lots of coaching from the resident comedian, Glynn Nicholas, Adelaide’s own ‘Beautiful Bogan’, Marc Ryan, as well as input from SHKK alumnus, Steve Davis.

PRICES:

Student and Concession – $400 + GST

Early Bird – $450 + GST (before November 25 only)

Bring-a-Mate-Rate – $600 + GST (2 people)

Full Fee – $700 + GST

Day 1:  Sunday – The Basics & Finding yourself (with Glynn Nicholas)

Introduction to the basics of stand-up comedy and the jargon of the comedic industry before launching into the deep end with your very own mini set.

 

Day 2:  Monday – Your Audience and Taboos (with Marc Ryan)

Learn to gauge your audience and how to recognise and manage taboo topics while learning confidence building/ fear smashing techniques. You’ll also get input on your set from Marc Ryan.

 

Day 3: Tuesday – The Opener (with Steve Davis)

Learn to write a strong open to your comedy set. Tonight students will also have the opportunity to refine some of their own writing, and learn about the open mic circuit, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and life after graduation.

 

Day 4: Wednesday – The Heckler and The Closer (with Glynn Nicholas)

Practice delivering your set as well as building skills to deal with the dreaded (or welcomed) heckler before polishing a strong close to your set ready for tomorrow’s graduation ceremony.

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Receive your own full colour #SHKK manual, filled with advice, jokes and links to videos, as well as a video of your final performance.

 

Day 5: Thursday – Graduation Night and Performance 
(with Glynn Nicholas, Marc Ryan, and Steve Davis)

The moment you have been working toward! Perform your stand-up comedy routine in front of family and friends, conquer your fears and perform alongside Glynn Nicholas, Marc Ryan, and Steve Davis, to a paying audience.

School of Hard Knock Knocks - Adelaide - December

For more information, email morry@schoolofhardknockknocks.com or call 1300 06 8882.

Meet Your Teachers

Glynn Nicholas – Resident Comedy Coach

Glynn Nicholas is a comedy genius, in performing, writing, and producing. Made famous by his regular appearances on the ABC’s ‘The Big Gig’, and shortly after in his own time slot with ‘The Glynn Nicholas Show’, this is a man who can see the funny in even the most poignant and stressful situations. That’s why he believes the role of comedy is one of the most important jobs in the world. Most recently, Glynn was the main star of ‘Is This Thing On?‘, a documentary/reality TV show about 10 budding stand-up comedians.

LISTEN to Glynn’s interview on the School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode.

Marc Ryan – Guest Comedian

Marc Ryan ComedianMarc Ryan aka The Beautiful Bogan is Adelaide’s own home grown northern ‘burbs bogan. Since setting foot on stage in 2011, Marc’s comedy career has taken off. During 2014 Marc won both the Adelaide Comedy Lehmo’s Award and the South Australian Raw Comedy competition. This in turn landed Marc in the National Raw Comedy Finals at Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival. As a result of his performance, Marc was given the accolade of having delivered “the night’s best joke” by the Herald Sun. In 2015 Marc won Dave Grant Comedy Award and went on to write and perform two successful Fringe Shows each earning him 4.5 star reviews.

Steve Davis – Returning Alumnus

Alumnus Steve Davis has had a meteoric rise in comedy, since graduating from the School of Hard Knock Knocks in Adelaide in June. Since then, he’s gone on to star in ‘Is This Thing On?‘ and develop his own Adelaide Fringe Festival show, directed by Glynn Nicholas. Steve is super connected within the stand-up comedy industry and a great asset for new comedians.

WATCH Steve Davis’s performance at the School of Hard Knock Knocks.

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